Block 1: Health Information Systems

Standards and integration

  • ISO/OSI 7-layer model
  • HL7
  • IHE
  • Web Services

Technology Assessment

  • Storage and computing architectures
  • Database design
  • High-availability design

Medical Imaging Workflow

  • EHR, RIS, and systems interoperability
  • Compliance and regulatory
  • Human factors engineering
  • Data security/HIPAA

Block 2: Imaging Informatics Leadership

  • Leadership roles in healthcare
  • Organizational design
  • Effective Communications
  • Process and project management
  • Financial planning for information systems
  • Business intelligence
  • Quality (Lean/Six Sigma)
  • Negotiation techniques

Block 3: Decision Making & Process Improvement

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Evidence-based Patient Care
  • IRB implications on informatics
  • Implementing new clinical systems
  • Evaluation Models and Methods
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Meaningful Use

Reading References

  • The Digital Doctor by Robert M. Wachter
  • IT Systems Management by Rich Schiesser
  • Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham
  • The Inmates are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper
  • Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
  • The Paradox of Excellence by David Mosby and Michael Weissman
  • The House of God by Samuel Shem